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8/30/11 11:01 A

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I resisted buying the TofuXpress for a long time because of the price. Now that I have it, I find I use it much more often than I thought. It's a time saver because it is much faster than the plate/can/skillet method and not as messy for clean up. If I decide I want tofu "ricotta" or "cheese" I don't have to wait 30 minutes for tofu that is still quite wet. I set aside a couple of dollars a week for several weeks. I think it's well worth the money.

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8/30/11 8:00 A

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The Tofu Express is a pretty cool tool, and I press tofu for my tofu ricotta. The price is an inhibitor for me, though. $40 seems pretty expensive for what it is. I would probably buy it if I pressed tofu more often, but since I don't, a cast-on frying pan on top of the tofu, sandwiched between two pie pans, works well enough for me.

Thanks for bringing the TofuExpress to my attention!

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8/28/11 11:19 A

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My favorite new kitchen tool is a TofuXpress www.tofuxpress.com/ I got the package that has 2 springs, so it works for soft tofu as well as firm/extra-firm. As a bonus, it's terrific for squeezing water out of thawed frozen spinach.

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8/27/11 3:23 P

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bamboo cutting board and utensils, I much prefer my bamboo over anything else I have used, but some times it will not work and you nee metal

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8/27/11 7:36 A

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Could be. Sometimes if I am cooking two things and I only have one spoon (and am lazy) I'll use the handle to stir the other one. This only works if you have a very long spoon with extra room to grab :).

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8/27/11 7:25 A

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The handle might be. ;)

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8/27/11 7:24 A

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Fly swatters also aren't good for stirring :). Perception is an interesting thing.

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8/24/11 8:07 P

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Using a diaper for straining broth sounds fine, but the fact that it is a diaper reminds me of something I read once. Someone asked people, "If I gave you a perfectly clean, sterile fly swatter, would you feel comfortable stirring your soup with it?" Most people said, "No!" Just the form of "fly swatter" was enough for them to jump to "Dirty!"

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Nutrition is the prescription.

You can literally stretch your lifespan by shrinking your waistline.

Nutrition and other lifestyle factors that you can choose are a more significant determinant of your health than genetics.

Filling your stomach with high-nutrient foods is like by-pass surgery without the surgery.

We are all born with an innate desire to not only survive but thrive.

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8/23/11 12:48 A

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I have a vegetable chopper also (different brand) but it works sooo great.



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7/25/11 7:37 P

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Dude, these are AWESOME! I love the reuse of items, so green. I'll have to think if I have anything unusual.

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7/24/11 1:27 P

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Flat, loosely woven, cotton diaper for straining solids out of broth. It's more substantial than cheesecloth and keeps stuff from clogging the strainer holes or wire mesh. Rinse it out and throw it in the laundry with dishtowels and dishrags.


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7/24/11 10:57 A

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I just wad up the mesh bag and scrub away. It's basically those round mesh scrubber thingies one can buy for a dollar or so at the grocery store.

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7/23/11 3:16 P

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Hmmmm...I'd probably try it for $9. Where did you see it for that price--Internet or Target?

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Nutrition is the prescription.

You can literally stretch your lifespan by shrinking your waistline.

Nutrition and other lifestyle factors that you can choose are a more significant determinant of your health than genetics.

Filling your stomach with high-nutrient foods is like by-pass surgery without the surgery.

We are all born with an innate desire to not only survive but thrive.

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7/23/11 2:35 P

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The Vidalia Chop Wizard chops all vegetables that I have tried. But you do have to cut them to a size that fits. A whole onion for example is too big, quartering it and then using the chopper, works very well.

I read the comments in the internet before I bought mine two years ago. Most the problems with breakage were due to the cover not being properly in place while using. It is well made but it is plastic, if my chopper breaks I will replace it. I bought mine for $20 but I've seen them on sale for $9. The next time I see it for that price I am going to buy several choppers as gifts for my friends that cook.

The Vidalia Chop Wizard comes with my highest recommendation.

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7/23/11 11:33 A

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Do you scrunch up the mesh, or use it as is?

The most effective health-care is self-care.

Nutrition is the prescription.

You can literally stretch your lifespan by shrinking your waistline.

Nutrition and other lifestyle factors that you can choose are a more significant determinant of your health than genetics.

Filling your stomach with high-nutrient foods is like by-pass surgery without the surgery.

We are all born with an innate desire to not only survive but thrive.

--Joel Fuhrman
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7/23/11 9:33 A

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My unusual kitchen tool...I think this would qualify: those mesh bags that oranges are packaged in the grocery store. I scrub pots and pans with it because it doesn't scratch the surface/finish.

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7/23/11 8:31 A

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TEACHERWANDA, Does quartering an onion give you what you need for a soup or salad? It seems like an unfinished job.

I watched a few demos of the chop wizard on youtube and although it looks easy, some people were complaining that theirs broke on them. Have you had trouble with that?

Also, the chopped pieces looked large. They showed the hard boiled eggs going through the dicer blade, but can vegetables be diced, too?

The most effective health-care is self-care.

Nutrition is the prescription.

You can literally stretch your lifespan by shrinking your waistline.

Nutrition and other lifestyle factors that you can choose are a more significant determinant of your health than genetics.

Filling your stomach with high-nutrient foods is like by-pass surgery without the surgery.

We are all born with an innate desire to not only survive but thrive.

--Joel Fuhrman
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7/23/11 8:12 A

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Not only unusual, KOKOEK, but definitely vintage!

The most effective health-care is self-care.

Nutrition is the prescription.

You can literally stretch your lifespan by shrinking your waistline.

Nutrition and other lifestyle factors that you can choose are a more significant determinant of your health than genetics.

Filling your stomach with high-nutrient foods is like by-pass surgery without the surgery.

We are all born with an innate desire to not only survive but thrive.

--Joel Fuhrman
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7/23/11 5:40 A

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My favorite kitchen tool is the Vidalia Chop Wizard. Its fabulous for cutting vegetables for salads and soups. It doesn't cut a whole onion like it shown on the commercial but quartering the pieces does the trick. I haven't put mine away since I started on ETL.
You can get them at Target or over the internet.

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7/22/11 6:52 P

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a p38 or p52 can opener, the p38 is a small finger held can opener that came in ration cartons in WWII and Vietnam. I used one quite a bit when I ate canned foods, I have had one on my key ring since around 1973

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7/22/11 6:41 P

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My unusual kitchen tool is a plastic knife. It is perfect for quartering canned whole tomatoes which I have placed in a soup pot because it doesn't scrape the pot.

What's your unusual kitchen tool?

The most effective health-care is self-care.

Nutrition is the prescription.

You can literally stretch your lifespan by shrinking your waistline.

Nutrition and other lifestyle factors that you can choose are a more significant determinant of your health than genetics.

Filling your stomach with high-nutrient foods is like by-pass surgery without the surgery.

We are all born with an innate desire to not only survive but thrive.

--Joel Fuhrman
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